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DEP has gift for Brooklyn homeowners: rain barrels

Hundreds of homeowners all over Southwest Brooklyn got a gift from the city, thanks to the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which handed out free rain barrels as part of an ambitious water conservation effort. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn libraries in the running for $20,000 prizes

Three Brooklyn libraries are among the finalists for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards and will be vying for top prizes of $20,000, sponsors announced. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis says state failing to curb MTA debt

The recently adopted New York state budget “strikes a fatal blow” to efforts made by fiscally conservative lawmakers to bring fiscal accountability to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis charged. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge corner named after bike shop owner

A Bay Ridge woman whose love of bicycling made her famous in the community was memorialized in a street sign on the corner across from the bike shop she owned. … Full Article
 

Cameron Diaz brings star power to Bay Ridge bookstore

Actress Cameron Diaz brought her star power to Bay Ridge on Thursday, making a special appearance at the BookMark Shoppe to promote her new work, “The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time,” in which the Hollywood beauty urges women to love … Full Article
 

Maj. Gen. Robert Rose dead at 77

Maj. Gen. Robert Rose, the former commanding general New York Army National Guard and a Bay Ridge civic leader who belonged to many organizations, including the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee and the Colonial Club, died April 5 at the age of 77. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn feeling the love from presidential candidates

Brooklyn is getting a great deal of attention from presidential candidates in both parties as primary day approaches, with White House hopefuls campaigning all over the borough seeking support from voters. … Full Article
 

Hikind’s office conducts shmurah matzah survey

State Assemblymember Dov Hikind’s (D-Brooklyn) staff visited numerous supermarkets throughout New York City this past week to survey handmade shmurah matzah prices at various locations. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne students help homeless in Breakfast Run

Members of the National Honor Society at Fontbonne Hall Academy spent a recent Sunday taking part in a Breakfast Run — but it had nothing to do with track. … Full Article
 

Conservative leader says minimum wage doesn’t add up

The state’s new minimum wage law, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, will create enormous problems for business owners and will wind up hurting low-wage workers rather than helping them, according to New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long. … Full Article
 

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